He said what? Parsing Brett Favre's most recent comment on a memorable NFL moment
Is it a slam?
Brett Favre is having himself quite a football season, his first as offensive coordinator of a high school team in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.
He talked to a local paper about the team's 7-1 campaign, but it's what he said at the end of the article that had jaws dropping in the our studio when I read it on the air Wednesday morning.
"Favre is pleased with the way things are going right now -- especially on a personal level.
Favre made no secret that he was somewhat hesitant to put himself back out there after retiring from football and the spotlight in 2010.
But he's happy.
"Like the end of the game (vs. Meridian), when Kirk (McCarty) threw that (go-ahead) touchdown," he said. "There was a part of me that felt like I was back up against San Francisco when I was with Minnesota."
He was referring to the game-winning touchdown pass he threw to Greg Lewis in his first game as a Viking in 2009 -- the same play that won that year's Espy for "Best Play."
"If you would've asked me after that game if I would ever have that feeling again or even close to that, I would've told you no," Favre said. "But I'm sitting here, telling you now, that it was pretty close."
Hmm. Minnesota? 2009? THAT'S the example he goes to? As if nothing else of note happened during his NFL career, one that included a rather lengthy and productive stay in GREEN BAY?
Is this a clue that Favre still has a mental block about his time with the Packers, one so daunting that he can't speak out loud about his time there, much less his great accomplishments in green and gold? Or, did Favre just go back to his most recent NFL warm and fuzzy, one that admittedly happened as a Viking?
Much time and energy was spent in years gone by parsing the statements of he who wore number four for three NFL franchises. Think how many times we diagramed the sentences he spoke about how long he'd stay on as Packers QB.
Add this most recent blurb to list.